[MUD-Dev] How to support 1000+ simultaneous connections, and some philosophy.

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Thu Mar 11 08:03:09 CET 1999

[Oliver Jowett:]

 >On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Chris Gray wrote:
 >> The problem with that is that then the clients have to connect to one
 >> of those 10 ports. You might manage that if you have a special client
 >> that has a decent algorithm to balance the use, but if you rely on
 >> humans to do it, it won't work - most will use the first one all the
 >> time. There isn't any way to know which port is the least busy.

 >What about using round-robin DNS (multiple A records for the same
 >hostname)? It's using the same port, just on different IPs that all happen
 >to be on the same machine.

I'll let others answer that - my knowledge of networking is mostly as
a programmer, and not as an administrator/configurator. I'm not sure
how easy it would be to do (not in editing files, but in practical
matters), or whether it would yield decent balance among the 10.

Don't design inefficiency in - it'll happen in the implementation.

Chris Gray     cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA

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